Battle for Ukraine’s Sievierodonetsk ebbs and flows through city streets

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By Natalia Zinets and Pavel Polityuk KYIV (Reuters) – Ukrainian and Russian troops fought street-by-street to win control of the industrial city of Sievierodonetsk on Monday in the pivotal battle of the Kremlin’s eastern Ukraine offensive. Which side had the upper hand was unclear as the hours passed. Russian forces had the numerical advantage but Ukraine had “every chance” to fight back, President Voldymyr Zelenskiy said after a regional official suggested Kyiv had lost ground. Ukraine’s defence ministry said Russia was throwing troops and equipment into its drive to capture Sievierodonetsk, …

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